Vote NO 2 TAX APRIL 7th

Vote NO 2 TAX APRIL 7th

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Policymakers, not Moses leading Illinois Exodus

GARY SNYDER of Rock Island had this letter in the April 13, 2016 Dispatch/Argus. "Moses isn't leading this Exodus. Instead, it's being led by the professional politicians who seem oblivious to out-migration occurring in Illinois. ..... Illinois is not alone in this decline in population. In what should be the clarion call for public policymakers, the Illinois Policy Institute reports, "New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that in terms of domestic migration .... Illinois saw roughly 105,200 more people leave than arrive." ..... Coincidentally, a declining population potentially means a reduction in the number of U.S. House members, since they're apportioned by population. Politicians in Springfield shouldn't ignore the loss of revenue to the state, cities and county treasuries as productive taxpayers depart for greener pastures. ..... Illinois isn't the only state losing population. But this is where we live. There are common threads which run through the individual's decision to relocate, however. ..... A recent study conducted by Northwestern University stated Illinoisans are relocating to: Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa and Michigan, as well as several other states considered more conducive to their lifestyle. ..... According to the Washington Free Beacon, the reasons most often cited for relocating were, "taxes and regulations {that} are crushing businesses, and there are more opportunities .... for people to start new companies, get good jobs and create better lives for their families". ..... Nathan Nascimento at Freedom Partners stated, "When tax and regulatory climates are bad, people will move to better economic environments -- this phenomenon isn't a mystery, it's how marketplaces work .... state governments {should} take note of this, but so should the federal government".

Monday, May 9, 2016

What people of R.I. need is no new taxes

DAVID KIMBEL of Rock Island had this letter in the May 7 Dispatch/Argus. ..... marks paragraph breaks. "Rock Island Ald. Josh Schipp said Rock Island needs to raise more taxes. Virgil Mayberry wants the aldermen to have a pay raise and what are the Rock Island aldermen doing to the people of Rock Island, raising the water rate? ..... They are against a property tax freeze. They are for raising the sales tax 1 percent. They want to keep the food tax. The city of Rock Island wants to raise taxes on our property, food and water. What the people of Rock Island want is no more raising taxes."